Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Baby It’s Cold Out There


cold day

It was in the 40’s yesterday with rain. Not bad at all for January. Then last night the North Pole packed it’s bag and moved south. I believe it’s taken up residence on my street. The temperature is below zero with howling wind and wind chills around 30 below zero. Took Bernie out this morning and instead of getting down to business, he decided it was a nice day for a leisurely stroll around the back yard. First my face went numb and then when my hands (encased in thick gloves) went numb, I yelled at him to get on with it. Guess he knew I was serious, as he got to it and we were able to come in and get warm. I then decided I’d better put some extra birdseed out. The lid was frozen to the bird feeder, so I dumped the seed on the ground and hightailed it back to the house. 

But never fear, we are in for a big warm up tomorrow. I’m thinking of digging out my shorts. Supposed to be around 10 degrees. with the wind chill a sweaty 15 below zero. Beach, here I come. Whooo Hooo!


Hope you are all staying warm and cozy! And on a more serious note, if you’re in an are with these dangerous temps and are able to do so, please take care of the animals, check on your neighbors and help the homeless, even if it’s just to donate blankets to the organizations that go out and distribute them.. Thanks.

Hugs, Elizabeth



Solar flare image from NASA


Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

27 thoughts on “Baby It’s Cold Out There

  1. We had the same weather as you did yesterday, Elizabeth. This morning it was a balmy 45, with showers, while driving into work. Unfortunately the temps are going to drop like a rock by tonight with dangerous wind chill. Our high tomorrow is expected to be 11 degrees…that’s cold for Charlotte! Stay safe!


  2. haha..all the best with the “cool” temperatures! 🙂


    • Hi Elizabeth.
      T he temperature in Florida is going down to 40 tonight. I am not complaining. I am constantly worrying about my family and friends in the Toronto deep freeze . Apparently they don’t expect it to get any better for the duration of the season. Stay warm and thanks for your email.


    • Hey, thanks so much for coming by Mr. Know-All. My favorite travel photographer. I bet it’s warm over there, huh? Hope you have a nice sunny post to warm my bones soon. 🙂


  3. Sometimes it is better to keep our opinions to ourselves especially if our opinion is not beneficial to anyone or can potentially harm or offend .


  4. Thinking of you as you battle the winter chills….love ya!


  5. yep its cold… all i feel like these days in souping and lying in bed…but you cant do that 24-7 :/ :p


  6. Hi Elizabeth 😀 A big hot hug !! Sound advice at the end of your post. This Polar Vortex in Canada and the US is on all the news channels here in Southern Spain where we have been having clear blue skies around +20C (70+F). Keep warm my friend. Ralph xox 😀


  7. My Airedale loves the cold. The colder the better. drives me nuts when I’m freezing my butt off and she wants to play.


  8. It is cold in Florida. How cold is it? It is so cold that my husband, while dining in a restaurant wore his new wool lined hoody with the hood on and tightly done up. It was so cold that when people who were recently outdoors, walked by us they created a very chilly breeze. It was so cold that a pigeon joined us for dinner and refused to go back outside to the inclement weather. it is possible that said bird was also attracted to the Donald Duck Sweatshirt that a friend of ours was wearing and intrigued with another fiend who persists in talking to birds in their language!


  9. Could we send you all some of our snow? Here in Ontario, it just keeps coming and coming and coming. It’s a beautiful sight: if you’re a skiier, or bundled up inside nice and warm. And the nights are magical – it’s so snowy everywhere it almost looks like daytime. It’s jut that we have a bit too much – know what I mean?


    • Hey, Cynthia, thanks for the kind offer, but I was just thinking I’d like to send some to someone. 😉 We received another four inches last night with a couple of inches of ice on top. The snow is not so bad and is truly beautiful, but the ice is dreadful…although also quite beautiful. 🙂


  10. Cynthia- We are also from Ontario , but my husband and I are wintering in Florida. Our family is still in Ontario. I have a daughter and son in law and their two dogs who who live in northern Ontario . They posted some wonderful country winter scenes on Facebook which I shared on WordPress. They sent me pictures where they left food in the snow for very hungry bluejays that didn’t fly south. I bet those birds are sorry that they chose not to migrate this season.


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